Restaurant hosts free concert to give back to community

A band plays Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, during a free concert at Ms. Kim’s Fish and Chicken Shack. (Rochelle Eiselt photo / For the Fulton Sun)

A Fulton restaurant is giving back to the community .

Ms. Kim's Fish and Chicken Shack held a free concert over the weekend to give back to customers.

Kimberly Perry, owner of Ms. Kim's Fish and Chicken Shack, said she just wanted to give something back to customers for being there for her.

The event was held from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at the State Farm Insurance parking lot on Nichols Street. Don Woodson, of State Farm Insurance, allowed the event on the parking lot.

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had shut down the restaurant, which had been running for 18 years, when it was in Columbia.

Perry said the restaurant has been all about family. Her customers consider her family and she considers them family.

She said the concert was a time for families to get out and have fun. There was even a dance area for those who wanted to dance.

Food and drinks were available for purchase during the event such as chicken, fish, fried pickles, fries, tea and lemonade.

The Barker Family performed, and there was time for open mic during intermission.

The concert will be an annual event, she said. Perry has future plans to do a gospel fest during the spring next year.